More on the ACORN Embezzlement

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said he doesn’t believe ACORN’s claim that only $948,000 was embezzled by Dale Rathke, who is the brother of disgraced ACORN founder Wade Rathke.

“There may be some question as to whether it was $3.5 (million), $2.8 (million), it’s more than a million,” Caldwell said.

Caldwell said he’s waiting to see the ACORN financial records he’s subpoenaed before deciding if charges can be laid.

“We’re not going to take their word for anything,” Caldwell said. “We’re going to take their records and let the records speak for themselves.”

My inside ACORN sources say the sum embezzled really is around $1 million and that talk of a higher figure is based on a misunderstanding.

We’ll see.

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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